The interdisciplinary minor in film, which introduces students to both the critical study of film as well as the study of filmmaking, emphasizes major aspects of film studies including film history, film genre, international film, and artistic issues and offers practicums in filmmaking, screenwriting, and film criticism.

This program is a minor and is intended for students in other majors who might be interested in film. Students will learn about the history of film as well as how to make them.

Required Courses

Students minoring in film are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits. There are nine credits of required courses:

  • The Art of Film
  • History of Film I or II
  •  Introduction to Video and Film

Additional Courses

In addition, there are nine credits in film production (965), English film studies courses (354), international film courses (German Film in Translation, French New Wave cinema, etc.), and screenwriting courses (989). Students may also count up to three credits in film courses from other departments (for example, Kids’ Media Cultures from Childhood Studies or America in the 50s from History).